Work-based learning right from the start
After only 1 1⁄2 years of study, students have their first opportunity to carry out IT-related work during an internship. During the internship students can earn on average between €800 and €1,200 per month.
- German citizens are encouraged to do their mandatory internship abroad.
- Non-German citizens are supported to complete their mandatory internship in Germany, Austria or the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
The internship semester gives students insight into the real business world and the opportunity to apply some of the knowledge and skills gained. Students usually organise their own internships according to their particular interests.
Furtwangen University is located in one of the most prosperous states in Germany - Baden-Württemberg, the state with the highest employment rate of 97% (2019) in Germany and well-known international companies such as Daimler, Porsche, Bosch, Siemens, Hugo Boss and SAP.
Students can meet and gain contacts to industry representatives through the University‘s bi-annual careers fair – attended by more than 90 different companies.
Furtwangen University supports career development through a job portal with hundreds of available traineeships, full-time jobs and thesis projects. Enrolled students can register, upload their individual profile and receive job advertisements from various companies which match their profiles and search criteria.